This is a paper by Dr. H.B. Casimir outlining his calculation of the force between two conducting plates due to electromagnetic Zero Point Energy. Dr. Casimir and I met in the early 1980's during his visit to UBC in Vancouver. He was in town to meet his old grad student Dr. Opechowski. This is a copy of the paper that Dr Casimir gave me when we met and spoke. I will be posting some noites from the discussions we had shortly. His comments from his 1948 paper speaks for themselves: "There... Topics: Casimir Effect, Zero Point Energy, quantum effect
A 2002 essay to the Gravitation Research Foundation Essay Contest, Is Gravity an Induced Quantum Effect? This paper explores the idea that Gravity is not a separate effect but is the result of an induced quantum effect which because of quantum uncertainty disturbs space-time in such a way as to cause an interaction that we call gravity. There is a set of papers that looks closer at quantum electrodynamics posted here at archive.org by the author. The reader may want to look at these papers as... Topics: Gravitation Research Foundation Essay, Is Gravity and Induced Quantum Effect?
The Ehrenfest Principle is used to explore a conceptual bridge between classical and quantum physics. It is said that we know what Gravitation does, but not what Gravitation is. Perhaps Gravitation is just a Second Order Quantum Effect and not a Fundamental Force of nature. Perhaps this is the reason why Gravitation has perplexed physicists who have tried to explain it as a fundamental force. The anomalous rotational curves of spiral galaxies would be a good place to look for a length scale of... Topics: Gravitation, Casimir Effect, Ehrenfest Principle, Second Order Quantum Effect